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democrats sustaining a cloture vote. so if it is going to be interesting to see how harry reid handles and. he has got a terrible job. the job of the majority leader in the senate has enough responsibility but not enough authority to match it, and he already faces a contentious senate, and it will be interesting to see how he handles it. greta: one of the things i just missed, or maybe i am a full, but suppose this bill does not get passed. let's say the president flat out loses on this. why can they not go home for one week and then start it back up again? why do we have this fixation that it has to be this one by a certain time? >> yes, it is because the president made it that way. the president said he wanted a bill out of the house and senate at the end of july. i thought it was a mistake on the administration's part, on the president's part, to set that deadline, because this complex bill, i mean, this bill is huge. this is a big piece of legislation, and members have to take a large amount of time to digest it, and by setting the deadline, he already set himself up for defeat. but yo
clunker? what is the answer, wendell goler? >> majority leader harry reid expects that the senate will extend the program as his last order of business before lawmakers leave for their august recess. any of the amendment would force a suspension, but none are expected to pass. the $2 billion extension expected to keep the clunker program in business until labor day. trace: wendell goler, live on the north lawn. a prayer at a city council meeting getting a lot of folks riled up. >> forget about the pot holes. right now, the biggest issue before the lodi city council is the 2 minute prayer that opens all of their meetings. atheist groups say that the prayers have got to go. church leaders are demanding that they stay. both sides cite the constitution and case law to defend their case. in the meantime, the city council is just praying that all sides can reach a common ground. trace: there is brand new information in the bottom of the hour. martha: and now to the war against h1n1, that will be heating up. there are a number of pharmaceutical companies battling to be the first one to c
for that. sean: what happens if chuck schumer and senator harry reid, but what if they go forward and used a reconciliation process because they don't have enough democratic senators on board for cloture. what happens then? >> i think that this destroys the unique aspect of the institution of the senate which is the 60 vote principle. jim might recall that i fought hard for that principle. -- you might recall that i fought hard for that principle. i was criticized by some at that time. the fact is that if they go this way in the reconciliation, i think that you will see a backlash in the u.s. senate and across this country. the institution of the senate works on the 60 votes basis in many occasions. sean: have you talked to any of the leadership about this? have you talked to harry reid? the republicans have been left out of the process. there has been no discussion even with you? >> no, and i would point out that the legislation that passed the committee and the house was democrat proposed and we try to amend and everyone was turned down. this is not bipartisan nor has there been any sign
word is president obama wants to billion dollars to keep the program going. harry reid said that he has put forward a bill that would extend the program. that could happen in the next few days. trace: so you drain the oil and that until the engine with two quarts of liquid glass. that is marching orders for mechanics coast to coast, getting rid of the cash for clunkers vehicles. it is designed to make sure that those cylinders never see a spark plug again. this drive to train destruction is from a chemical. if you are a doctor, you would have a hypocritical if. isn't there such thing for mechanics? you are usually fixing these things, but now you are destroying them. how do you feel? >> mixed emotions. some of the thing that we get are too nice to destroy, but in order to keep up with the program, we need to do this. trace: "popular mechanics" came out with a good article saying that a lot of these cars that we are destroying our perfectly good, and could benefit a lot of low income families. >> we have had some people calling in, asking -- they often do donations about cancer for kids,
. now, harry reid, evil mongers. >> even dramatically, that is a mess. it is like it burped out of him. he is having political in digestion. sean: i agree with everything that was written on the blog. if you read the bill, and i wrote -- i read every page, they talk about the end of life counseling sessions. one of the chief advisers is rahm emanuel's brother. here's what he said. services provided to individuals who are irreversibly prevented from being more becoming participating citizens, get this, are not basic, should not be guaranteed, and obvious -- an obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia. that sounds to me like we are going to decide that some people's lives are not worth living. >> ezekiel emanuel did not write the bill. he is one of the health care visors. i read the article that he did that was published in february of this year. it is a stunning article. he is not really a practitioner of medicine. he is a philosopher and his philosophy is that if you're under the age of two or over the age of 50, you are not as valuable as you would
in the senate. harry reid might soon decide to split the health care bill into two parts. one would contain less controversial measures like regulations on insurance companies. this bill would receive at least the 60 votes needed to pass it. the second half of the bill would contain the reckless budget details of the plan and the government auction. with virtually no republican support, democrats might use reconciliation to pass it. they would need only 51 votes to push this through. when asked about the possibility of these measures, a spokesman said, "we are determined to get something done this year by any legislative means necessary." democrats are willing to turn their backs on the american people who put them in office. are they really that stupid? joining me is the chairman of the republican national committee. michael steele is back. welcome back to the program. "by any means necessary." does this mean that the will of the american people, as evidenced by every credible poll, means nothing to them? >> when has it ever mattered? this administration came in with an agenda and they are exec
here, they're saying, i have to have a government plan, or i will not vote for it. sean: harry reid is saying this option, the reconciliation process, he is using the terms "any means legislatively necessary" that they will use. >> no way. sean: you do not think they will do that. >> they will not get reelected. there is no way they can do it. about a month ago, nancy pelosi said she had all of the vote. i was with one of the blue dog democrats and they said she had 100 votes that she did not have. we have to keep going to the town hall meetings. let them know what we believe. they do not have the votes. sean: i have been spending a lot of time investigating the systems. we will have a special on friday night right here on this program. the canadian medical association is saying that canadacare is imploding. there was a story out of vancouver where they will have to -- thousands of surgeries are being cut because they cannot afford them. there was an article in great britain were a woman gave birth on the pavement because they would not send an ambulance for her. is that what will h
, it is important that we -- >> nancy pelosi, harry reid, and the rest of the people in congress, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they are asking us to be on? sean: listen to those crowds. "angry mobs"? "manufactured"? what are your thoughts. >> i think it is organic, and i do want to make this point, and this is important. these are our electorates officials, and i think it is important that we treat them with respect and dignity -- these are our elected officials. this is important. we're going to be bringing something to you next week from our focus group. i hear that anger. but if it is an elected official, even if we disagree with them, i think we should treat them with respect and dignity. sean: i agree, but how about the dnc saying about the people showingç up our "kendry" -- are "angry"? is that manufactured? or is this real passion that people have? how about the respect for the people? >> sean, you are right. this is a real passion. we see it and all of the polling. we see that gzjáÑ is the obama support dropping, but the intensity of the opposition is increasin
speaker nancy pelosi and majority leader harry reid said yes. rush limbaugh does not like it. you will hear when you're an years what rush limbaugh thinks about these un-american comments. -- you will here with your own years -- hear with your own ears. this is a bombshell. olivia newton-john's ex- boyfriend thought to be dead for years. first, protestors were called angry mobs, and now "and american." in a "usa today" op-ed, it is written -- and now "un-american ." >> to disrupt public meetings and members of congress from conducting a civil dialogue. these interruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views of the facts themselves, drowning out opposing views. simply an american. so -- simply un-american. so are they? >> we are not going to do anything. >> why do you not go home? >> how dare you. how dare you think that i am part of a conspiracy. how dare you! >> something that was brought up in the early 1930's in germany. >> i hope in a civilized manner without yelling -- >> to eliminate discrimination. [yelling] >> the constitution -- greta: a
surprise crowds a whole lot bigger than we expected. here in nevada, harry reid is in trouble. in fact, is he in so much trouble that he has got a guy following us around, videotaping our rallies. i assume they will be reviewing them later. so harry has heard what we are doing out here. he is -- there are signs all over the place that say anybody but b-u-t-t harry. gretchen: there was this new poll came out today. 80% of the people polled believed that as americans they know more about the health care reform situation and the bill and some the facets than -- could. would you be surprised that that many people would feel that way? >> i really, really, really wouldn't be surprised. i know that one of the speakers that is actually with us through nevada, she pulled out the health care bill. and it's -- these two giant binders probably about 3 or 4 inches thick each and that has to be one of the most powerful things. and, you know, she goes through the whole -- she actually read it and talks kind of through it a little bit. and i really wouldn't be surprised if they -- they don't know anyt
and staffers waiting to pay their final respects to ted kennedy. we're now hearing that harry reid is willing to do a partisan bill on health care. if he cannot bridge the gap. would such a bill have any support from the american people? with us now is professor of advanced political studies at george washington, bob bechel and cal thomas, big title on that. you sound important when they say that to you. >> he used to call me the professor thing. its part-time job. >> trace: i saw on the teleprompter that is a long together for bob. i got to start with you first. harry reid he may very well cram this thing through. you look at the polls and harry reid pushing this thing through. would he be thumbing their noses at the american people? >> first of all, you have to keep in mind, he would have to do under reconciliation that would get only a part of the current outline of health care reform bill through, not the whole thing. i don't think it's going to happen. one of the things about missing ted kennedy, there is a deal yesterday yet to be brokered. you heard the conversation with scott rasmusse
instituted john fellow is back. penny lee is here. by the way, did you see harry reid's numbers approval rating in the tank. >> but you can't beat him with nobody. somebody has got to stand up. sean: against an unknown state party chair is he losing by six points. >> this election is just young. it is just getting started. he is going to come back. mark my words, is he going to be returning to the state senator from nevada. sean: i'm telling you, is he going to lose. >> i take that with pleasure. sean: these town halls are obviously inspiring the american people and left is lashing out. robert gibbsson 00 today show today trying to blame cable and talk radio. here is what he said. >> we all have something to lose, matt, if we let cable television come to town hall meetings and kill health care reform for another year. what's unproductive is if somebody comes to a town hall meeting and you can't ask your question or your mother can't ask her question because somebody else is yelling. that's what cable tv and the food fight brings to this. sean: only people, john that are yelling here and
: faces of evil? that's what senate majority leader harry reid is calling town hall protesters exercising their right to free speech. can you imagine if trent lott secretary of defense that when he had the job? can republicans get away with saying anything like that. we report. you decide. steve: peta's brand new billboard calls overweight women whales. does it get the point across or does it cross the line? a fair and balanced debate straight ahead. when this shoe store added aflac to its employee benefits package no direct cost the company... it was a perfect fit. find out more at aflac!... ...forbusiness.com i hate my phone. what do i do? ( shouting ) this is crazy. you. let's run a free upgrade check. see if you're due for a new smartphone. don't i need to go to my carrier's store for that? no, you don't have to. we sell phones and plans on all the major networks. ok. well, is time travel possible? yes, i am from the future. announcer: phones, plans, and advice from thousands of people eager to help. into an incredibly strong, healthy cat.he has blossomed... his coat is incredibly s
harry reid says members of congress will continue to press for a reform, quote, in spite of the loud shrill voices trying to interrupt town hall meetings. republicans say lawmakers have a responsibility to listen to constituents and their concerns. bret. bret: molly, thank you. of all the stumbling blocks to healthcare reform, there may be none more polarizing than abortion. correspondent james rosen reports on the problems facing lawmakers trying to please two very different constituencies. >> perhaps the most contentious issue in american politics over the past 35 years, abortion now threatens to divide senators grasping for a bipartisan compromise on healthcare reform ax key senate negotiator said wednesday lawmakers are trying to steer a middle course. >> there are ongoing discussions with pro life and pro choice groups getting their input, and so that that they are not prepared to reach a conclusion. >> the state court legalized abortions in roe vs. wade in 1973. subsequent statutes have largely prohibited federal funds from being used to subsidize abortions which are covered in
are saying, stop. >> gregg: scott, in the beginning people like harry reid and nancy pelosi and surrogates of the president, were saying all these protestors and townhalls are not genuine, it's a setup. they are evil and unamerican. you have a pole of what americans think of these protestors? >> 49% believe they represent the views of their neighbors. 37% don't. by the way, not surprisingly is partisan view and harry reid were one of views the democrats felt and republicans had a different perspective of the situation. again, it's important to remember this is more than just about health care. it's part of the frustration. there is also a gap, 49% of people representing opinions of their neighbors. so people are squeamish about the behavior itself. >> julie: we used one of your polls and posed the question to the twitter followers who do you fear more. i found that one person wrote, i trusted government more, you can vote them out every four years but you cannot do the same with insurance ceos. and insurance companies, definitely and if we had more competition to private insurance companie
expressing honest and serious outrage. is it on wise for harry reid -- otherwise for harry reid and robert gibbs to be little the citizens as fake mobs, an american? >> i believe there are people but are not just up said. both sides do agree jobs mobilizing folks, complained to congressmen, and covers has been in recess. you should not belittle people with strong opinions, because it is a democracy, but these are clearly organized efforts on both sides to move daniel, and as your poll shows, we know in august economic noise on the grounds. health care -- this is a period of turbulent time. gregg: the fed said this week that the recession is nearing an end. the next poll takes a look at that. americans think reducing the deficit should be a higher priority than health care. one way to do that would be to return some of the unused stimulus money, which according to the government, we checked, is roughly 700 billion unused. >> it the present was successful with the economy, he could do whatever he wanted. but jobs are over 10% unemployment. in inner cities, 16%. they're having a hard time fee
these people on american and other people suggesting that they are behaving like nazi's. you have harry reid: them evil mongerers. >> i said that it organized, but in america, you have the right to organize. you just have to evaluate what the feelings of the american people are in light of the organization. there are more than people from that town or that county. i certainly will not criticize them. i will listen to them they are citizens. they have a right to be heard. when that man was apoplectic and told me that god would stand before me, as he said it, you showed a clip. i said wait a minute, i did not want that man to be ejected. i did not want the story to be that a citizen was ousted from the town hall meeting. i wanted the impact to be that i was prepared to listen and stay cool. megyn: i was so impressed they had read the bill. they were very informed. >> they certainly were. i give them credit for that. it is even more reason why they are entitled to be listened to and have their voices heard. megyn: we are watching you and your poll numbers. so far, not looking that great in the
the senate majority leader, harry reid. god forbid you would have to see the voters face to face. that is scary. bill: nothing like a good old- fashioned conference call to drive your point home. and i think that the one question that we get more than any other from viewers is that if they are pushing for it this way in congress, will they live by it? megyn: do you know the second question? how does bill tai such a perfect tied? bill: spot on. my neighbor has been asking this for months, if the plan is so great, why not sign up for yourself? megyn: a reality television star, bay on a popular series. she is a bikini model. now she is dead and he is on the run. profile comes from the reality television web site. cops believe he might be the killer. bill: the largest identity theft in history. the number of victims could total more than one-third of the entire u.s. population. how can you defend yourself from line attacks that are this significant? -- from of attacks that are this significance -- from online attacks that are this significant ? are you receiving a payout from a legal
and concentration. plus support for heart health. that's a great call. one a day men's. trace: harry reid speaking about ted kennedy. >> one of the highlights of my life working in the united states senate was ted kennedy. he was such a friend, a model public servant, and a brilliant american icon. so many difficult times in kennedy family history, they turned to their uncle ted for comfort. so many times in our country's history, america has turned to ted kennedy for the same comfort. with a grieving first lady at arlington national cemetery, and i will never forget how his deep love for his brother bobby helped him somehow summoned the strength to deliver that eulogy. as patriarch, he grieved with us with a loss of john john. for decades, ted kennedy was the rock of his family. he has left us to remember. it is now up to us to celebrate the senator who has helped so many live better lives. as a student at utah state university, i formed to the first young democrats club. i got a letter from president- elect kennedy. it was between the time that he had been elected and before he was inaugurated.
, they are getting an earful. they do not work for harry reid. they do not work for nancy pelosi. they do not work for barack obama. they work for the taxpayers, and the taxpayers are infuriated because they have enough -- they know enough to know that more americans are out of jobs, and, greta, at some point, if you are really strapped for cash, the first thing you do is you stop spending what you do not have. greta: well, what people have to realize, too, if we end up having to print more money, we will end up with inflation, and some people think as long as they are working, their wages will go up with the inflationary prices, but now that we are part of the global economy, the rest of the world is not going to want to buy our products at these higher prices, so it is a much more serious problem now with inflation than it was years ago. >> it is a serious problem. the chinese are talking about a new monetary standard and not the u.s. dollar. these are unprecedented types of conversations taking place because people simply do not have confidence. geithner went to asia, trying to tell them that e
tax that all of us pay. sean: i want to talk about the political implications. look at harry reid's numbers. chris god is in trouble. governors corzine and paterson of new york, corzine is losing by a lot. bob mcdonald has a big lead. toomey is plipping the polls by 20 some odd points. do you think this holds, as time goes on or is this a short-term bump for the republicans? >> it has long-term ramifications. between now and november of 2010 is like several geology call ages will come and go between now and then. but it is a significant change and likely to remain because the administration in my opinion is not going to respond in a appropriate way. we'll have our first test in november in new jersey and virginia. and i suspect we will see republican pickups. sean: sign that for me. karl rove. thanks. it's the preliminary year of our "sleep-in panel." you get to sleep in on sunday morning. but first, david axelrod, is he spasming you with e mails urging you to support obamacare. how is the white house defending itself? sean: americans around the country have been receiving unexpec
and the words of senate majority leader harry reid among the possibilities the plans under consideration by senator reid according to "the wall street journal," split the legislation in two. that would be divide and conquer, a strategy that would allow democrats to go it alone according to some of their leaders on the most expensive parts of the bill and then perhaps work with republicans on parts where there is more agreement. congressional sources tell us this is just one of many possibilities now being considered by the democratic leadership and the white house. >>> in a move that some fear to be outright retaliation for opposing the president's health care proposals, a congressional committee led by congressman henry waxman sent a letter to dozens of the country's private health insurance companies demand demanding financial information on their employees. the letters reportedly not sent to other industry groups some of which support the president's plan. a copy of the waxman letter obtained by "lou dobbs tonight" shows that congress wants to know the salary, the bonus, stock option,
that with the leadership of the democratic party now with nancy pelosi in the house, harry reid in the united states senate, the democrats are in some ways and i mean this with all due respect, devoid of charismatic, powerful, popular central figure. there is no democrat right now speaking on behalf of the president except for the president who anybody at least and i'm talking to you as middle of the road as i possibly can be, there is nobody on the democratic side who is appealing to the people who is explaining how this will impact them and i think that the democrats, they are wimping out. they are getting their clocks cleaned on the town hall meetings. they are hiding. they are as the rain increases here on the vineyard, i can say that the republicans clearly have outmaneuvered the democrats, the question is whether or not no healthcare is an acceptable alternative now. do you have any inside information bob on the condition? as the rain increases, i think we will move this down below deck. any information at all about the senator's frail condition right now? >> i talked to some people last week who had
families, to our seniors, to the well, of our community. it nancy pelosi, harry reid and the rest of the people in congress, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they're asking us to be on? >> nobody's talking about setting up putting 47 million people in a public plan. we know that's going to be part of the bill. what we're talking about is giving people who don't have health insurance options. >> it's 00 direct assault on our personal leberities, our personal freedom, our personal privacy. you need to open it up to the free market. you need to get the government the hell out of our way. >> and a reporter became the story at a town hall meeting in missouri. take a look at this. >> i don't know why i can't sit here. >> because i'm telling you to leave. game's over. let's go. one more time i'm going to tell you you're leaving or you're going to jail with me this evening. which one would you like? >> that was st. louis reporter jake wagman, he was arrested thursday night while covering protests at a town hall congres townhall meeting at a local school. wagman says he
woman asking a question. this is all part of the angry mob. roll that tape. >> harry reid and the rest of the people in congress and the senate, are they going to be on the same plan they are asking us to be on? sean: does she seem like an angry mob? she seems like she could be my mom. >> according to barbara boxer, if you dress neatly, you are neatlyrent-a-mob -- you are a rent-a-mob. they outrage has been stirred up and they have the nerve to accuse this legal lady and the veteran and other people of being a fake. you cannot get actors that. sean: what is the net result? i think i know the answer. if you try to smear the american people, as far as i recall, we are still "we, the people," if you discredit them, what is the net political fallout of doing something like that? >> i think the net political fallout is this is an act of desperation. they see this thing slipping away between their fingers and they are lashing out without thinking about it. the wonderful thing about angry american citizens is that when you try to slime them, they do not go away. they come back. it is a very "
to say that i am unpatriotic or yesterday harry reid said i'm an evil monger. that is so offensive at so many levels, i can't tell you. i am the average citizen. that's why i want to thank you y'all for letting me come on the program this morning. i think in that regard i sort of represent the average guy. he doesn't get a voice in this game. with all these people showing up. we sort of do have a dog in the fight right now. and i'm glad i'm part of that. >> mark, who asked a great question of a u.s. senator yesterday. it was great that you could visit us on this friday. alisyn: thanks, mark. >> thank you very much. alisyn: we can all probably agree that health care in america has some problems. and may be in need of reform. why can't the president sell that message to the masses? the five key things that americans are not buying about reform next. steve: we showed you this video steven tyler from aerosmith falls right off the stage. there he goes. i believe that's at sturgeon sturedges. will the front man have to take a backseat on the tour? brian: he got really hurt. bvr since arthur's
of control spending, spiraling debt and liberalism. a spokesman for senate majority leader harry reid said the group is distorting the truth and engaging in sleazy campaign tactics. >>> time for our i-report of the day. roger savitz shot this video in maine and said these turkeys are hanging out in the road causing a traffic jam. looking cute, though. you give us your views and turkeys. head to cnn.com/robin to learn how you can become an i-reporter. thanks for that. that was cute. >>> if you're annoyed by those pre-recorded robo calls trying to sell you something, some help is on the way for you. many of those calls are being banned by the government. our money expert jennifer westhoven is here and jen, not all robo calls are being banned, though, right? >> yes, but what's that at dinner? what's that? could it be the sound of silence? >> thank goodness. >> a lot less fewer calls. robo calls from companies will not be allowed starting tomorrow. you can still legally get them from charities, politicians and debt collectors, they got exemptions but the ftc says telemarketers must get written
was going to help his son. nancy pelosi said that these people were manufactured. on and on it goes. harry reid calling them shrill. many people believe that this is not the way to have the discretion. you think barack obama need to come to their defense? >> he is an outrage manufacturer himself. there was a piece published in 2007 talking about his history of being a community organizer. one of his fellow organizers said the method that he used -- megyn: one of the original community organizers. >> exactly. he said that they needed to make them feel rotten about their life, from the source of discontent. he goes on to say that barack obama was one of the best at doing this. how can the white house say that this is wrong, when they actually have the same sort of thing in the president? he spent most of his career doing this, organizing to do this type of thing. megyn: he did a similar thing in the campaign to encourage similar tactics. >> he encouraged us to have a discussion. all of a sudden now that it is opposing their leftist dog month, they are proposing it. this is part of a bigger a
this process and that will end up with what harry reid, the democrat said a few days ago, we will get something but it may not be until the end of the year. >> yeah. the prevailing wisdom, i'm glad you brought that up, the president and democrats will get something even if it doesn't amount to a fig leaf, the stakes are too high. congressional democrats understand their political fortunes rise and fall with that of the president. we started out talking about the poll. there's probably a lot more concern among democrats in the house of representatives about those polls than there is at the white house simply because they have to run every two years and they are up again next year. i think when you look at some of the options that are on the table, it's hard to see how they are going to reconcile with the senate, the direction they are going in and the direction the house is going in in terms of public option and major components of this. it's a fig leaf at the end of the year. i don't think that works for democrats to be honest with you. >> mike, i appreciate it. in fact you set up my next conve
? is america now in decline because of the radical views of this president, nancy pelosi and harry reid? >> i think that there's a lack of an optimistic message. we're not hearing so much about what america is going to be and how we're going to get there. i don't want to blame that completely on probe. i think that there's an overall mood, people are just anxious and nervous. part of it is because they don't see any positive impact of the policies, in fact, they're seeing the opposite. a great example of that is when -- if they really are it serious about stimulus, then help retrain people for a job, put the money in community colleges and empower people to go, be retrained for a job to replace the one. sean: do you think too many people, cash for clunkers, refrigerators, college, housing, do you think too many people have almost forgotten what the institution's about, what freedom's, what liberty's about and they're adopting the false promises of a government that will offer them anything in their per suit of snow shower >> never forget the words of margaret thatcher. the problem with social
when i see one. >> harry reid and the rest of the people in congress and the senate, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they are asking us to be on? >> you will get your turn in a minute. >> the answer is, ok. bill: but some democratic leaders say many of those protesters you saw are plants, anti-obama fanatics who were conducting a kind of sabotage. bill: with us now, fox news analyst alan colmes and monica crowley. you say what? >> i say the american people are mad as hell, bill, and they are not going to take it anymore. this health care debacle is the last straw. they see their government unresponsive to their needs and to their desires. they see out of control profligate spending coming out of washington with a stimulus package that has failed, with cap and trade which is the largest tax increase in the history of the world. on top of that they see that. bill: you're starting to sound like dick morris. let's just keep it on health care. they say it's easy to stack any town meeting with anti-obama zealots, and it is, it is. you can do that through the internet.
seats. that was pretty bad. that wasn't a 40%, 40% deal. laura: evil mongers as we heard harry reid refer to people at the town hall events. evil monger, astro turf fringe, food fight. none of that has worked. discussing civil engagement in this way, a man who was a community organizer, we have people organizing. they might not agree with his agenda but they are organizing. why isn't this celebrated? why is it constantly dismissed as irrelevant and by the white house. >> i don't think the white house is so much dismissing it as. laura: food fight. robert gibbs called it a food fight. it's not respective of the country. was boseman monday that tana representative today. >> i'm sure people on the left would say today was. people on the right would say arlen specter was. laura: i think the president of the united states should celebrate the fact that more people are engaged in this public debate than ever before. that's what we thought about it. >> i think what you are seeing in the outrage at the town halls is powerlessness. these are people that by and large, their party is out of po
here that the republicans can win these governors' races, harry reid, chris dodd, and in the house that democrats could lose the majority? could that happen? >> i think it's hard for them to lose the majority in the senate but easy for them to ends up with a net loss of three or four. i think they will lose badly in governorships and there's an outside, but growing possibility, that you could begin to see the republicans take the house in 2010. and the reason is these things compound. when you have people that are mad over one item and then they're mad over a second and third item, they build momentum. sean: by the way, where you now should be snitched on and the place for everyone to go is flag@white house.gov because you just said something negative against president barack obama. >> maybe i'll submit something myself, so they won't have to have anyone report me. sean: i've invited my entire audience to go snitch on me. thank you, mr. speaker. thank you very much. coming up, my exclusive interview with don and deirdre imus. the new unemployment data is coming out tomorrow. looks
. sean: chris dodd is going to lose. harry reid -- ok. bob macdonald is going to be the new governor of virginia. >> that when i will give you. sean: governor paterson is out in new york. he is done. >> we have a $3.5000 bet. sean: we are done. -- we have 83 hoa $3500 bet. >> we were in a tailspin. >> we were in a tailspin.
's health care plan, all of a sudden this is, as you just heard harry reid say, evil mongering. it does seem that there is kind of a double standard about what constitutes legitimate dissent. gretchen: so do you believe that these war protests potentially are still going on and the media is just not covering them, or is it both that they're not happening anymore because of the change in the white house and so the media is not covering them? >> first of all, a lot of the people who were most passionately against the war in the bush years are a bit quiet about it now. there was a convention about a week ago of people who were big fans of the dailycoast website which is a left wing website. a few years ago it was a hotbed of antiwar act vism. the war really animated this certain group of act vism. activism. there was a poll, what's your priority? one was health care two the environment, at the bottom named by just 1% was stopping the war in iraq and afghanistan so there's less of certainly of antiwar fervor. on the other hand, cindy sheehan, the woman made famous in 2005 when she camped outside
majority leader harry reid decides he wants to use reconciliation. you would have to get over a number of hurdles. it is not clear that the health- care bill can make it over those hurdles that have been set up in the legislative process. the top hurdle is the piece of legislation has to be paid for for five years and has to be a deficit neutral after that. as we have seen, that is not the case with what is on the table right now. trace: what about the political risk? what is the risk of the democrats saying we will go this alone? >> essentially, republicans from that point on would be committing to gumming up the worms. they would be left out of a massive piece of legislation. thereby, they would likely do everything they could do to slow down every other piece of legislation that the democrats are trying to get troops. -- that the democrats are trying to get through. there's a lot that has to be done. the first is funding the 12 appropriations bills that have yet to come out. some of them are still in committee. some of them have to be voted on by the end of october. then you have ca
in place. jon: thank you. jane: ted kennedy served in the senate for nearly 50 years. harry reid this morning said it was a thrill of a lifetime to work assigned him. he added -- john, senator kennedy ran for president back in 1980 when he challenged then sitting president jimmy carter for the democratic nomination. today, he was among the many to pay tribute to the late senator. >> his first commitment was always to the people who were most in need, and he worked for those who were deprived and society. not only for them, but he was very effective in his legislation. he was dedicated. jon: he added, he does not think there is anybody who served in the congress right now who would be served asked -- who would be missed as much as ted kennedy. jane: in 2004, kennedy changed state laws, keeping john kerry in office. days before his death, he urged senators to go back to the old method. he said it was vital to have two senators serving during this health care debate. friends and colleagues are remembering him across the country. coming up, we will speak to a friend. jon: say goodbye
. in washington right now, the president, speaker policy, even harry reid have not been interested or willing to come together with the public and come up with a bipartisan solution. jane: they are in power, so how does that change, and where does the optimism come from? >> it depends on what they want to do. if it wanted jam a program through and have a government run everything, they have the numbers to do that. the problem is, that is not where the people are, and that is what we have seen in august. hopefully, representatives will be responsible to their constituencies and put together a plan that we believe could be done, getting folks without insurance insured, making sure that medical decisions are made between patients and families and doctors to solve a liability challenges we have and make sure that insurance is portable. we have some reform so people can take their insurance with them if they change their job. jane: i know you say that it is deficit neutral, but the cbo has not studied that, so we cannot say. we will see where it goes. jon: we're still waiting for the motorcade in
connell and also from harry reid, the top democrat on the senate. >> a long ten weeks ago president obama made history when he nominated the nation's first hispanic to be a justs to the united states supreme court. only the third women. this week the senate will make history when we confirm her. judge sonia sotomayor is an american of tremendous qualifications with her academic record and cuveer experience are really second to none. >> judge sotomayor is certainly a fine person with an impressive story and a distinguished background, but a judge must be able to check his or her personal or political agenda at the courtroom door and do justice even handedly as the judicial oath requires. this is the most fundamental test, it's a test that judge sotomayor does not pass. >> so, expect republicans to keep questioning throughout this debate whether sonia sotomayor can remain neutral, as you heard mitch mcconnell say there by his office, their count right now is that 27 republicans have said that they are not going to vote for sonia sotomayor and i also spoke with a leadership aide who thinks they'r
senator patrick leahy. as well as our senate majority leader, harry reid for their outstanding work, for their outstanding work to complete this process before the august recess. i want to thank senator schumer both who are justice sotomayor's home state senators. i want to thank all the members of congress who've taken the time to join us here at the white house event. and i want to acknowledge all the advocates and groups who organized and mobilized and supported these efforts from the very beginning. your work was absolutely critical to our success and i appreciate all that you've done. so, pat yourselves on the back. congratulations. two members of congress that i just especially want to acknowled acknowledge, senator bob menendez who worked so hard on the senate side. and congresswoman vazquez who is our congressional senate caucus. and i think we all want to take a moment to recognize the woman who in so many ways truly made this day possible, justice sotomayor's mother. mrs. sotomayor is here with her husband, omar, and justice sotomayor's brother, juan, and other members of
right, rick. let's talk a little bit about cash for clunkers. harry reid after a lunch he had yesterday with the president of the united states who was trying to rally support for health care, harry reid came out and said, you know, we've got the votes, we've got 60 votes and we will probably add $2 billion more before the senators head out. a lot of people have been talking about whether or not this made good sense, gave up to $4,500 for these clunkers. now there is news -- i kind of mentioned this yesterday. caulking to one of my car -- talking to one of my car dealer friends. that four of the top five cars that people are buying are made by foreign automakers. gretchen: yeah. as i mentioned, friends are in the car business. look at this list. number one, ford focus, number two, toyota corp corolla, honda civic, toyota prius, toyota camry. so had this whole cash for clunkers -- sorry, i can't say it without laughing. has it benefited foreign automakers when the whole point many of these foreign manufactured cars are actually manufactured in the united states in many different states a
house and senate majority leader, harry reid, blatzing americans w blasts americans who are exercising their constitutional rights to protest against the president's health care plans. we will have a special report against the democratic party's health agenda and find out, what is astro-turf? president obama has become the country's talk in his first six months of office. some say the president is overexposed but not on his birthday, surely. we will examine that. join us for all of that and more. back to you. >>> he has been a diplomatic trouble shooter getting americans out of trouble in far off places. now, new mexico governor bill richardson looks at bill clinton's mission in north korea and what it means for both sides. plus, president obama cast as the joker on conservative reb sites. elsewhere, no joking matter. sfx: coin drop, can shaking hear that? that's the sound of people saving. saving money, saving time, and saving for the future. regions makes it simple - starting with lifegreen checking and savings - featuring free convenient e-services, up to a $250 annual savings accou
measure which is require 51 votes to pass something in the senate. this is politically perilous. harry reid would have to lead that fight. the latest las vegas poll in the capers yesterday show him losing double digits to unknown prince. if he wants to lose next year, all he has to do is do something controversial like this muscling through the bill with 51 votes. brian: to the anger of many republicans. usually the ones who reach across the aisle first. here is what senator john mccain said first about the health care proposal as it stands. >> the president's numbers are falling about americans' confidence about his ability to address this issue and how he is addressing it now wouldn't it be a good idea with the republicans and democrats to sit down with the president. i think he would have to abandon the public option. brian: what about starting all over. remember he said i screwed up? would you think, aubrey that would be a catastrophic loss to start again? >> no. i i think that the time is now to have health care reform. i mean, this is not a new subject. it's been going on for yea
democrats talk about a go it alone approach, harry reid says he still prefers a bipartisan deal, but added, patience is not unlimited. >>> and there's the hanging question -- is the white house willing to pass reform without a public option? what would that look like? "american morning" jim acosta is in boston where people may already know the answer to that question. and they're imminently familiar -- >> that's right. >> with universal health care. morning, jim. >> that's correct, john. you're right. earlier this week, as you know, the white house took a lot of heat from democrats when it seemed to back away from the public option in the plans for health care reform. what does reform look like without a public option? according to health care experts, it looks a lot like romney care. >> reporter: if washington wants to reform health care with bipartisan support, consider what former republican presidential candidate mitt romney did as governor in democratic massachusetts. >> you don't have to have a public option. you don't have to have government get in the insurance business to make it
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